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Eukaryotic metabarcoding (EUKB01)

23rd July 2018 - 27th July 2018

£260.00 - £450.00

Course Overview:

Metabarcoding techniques are a set of novel genetic tools for assessing biodiversity of natural communities. Their potential applications include (but are not limited to) accurate water quality, soil diversity assessment, trophic analyses of digestive contents, early detection of non-indigenous species, studies of global ecological patterns and biomonitoring of anthropogenic impacts. This course will give an overview of metabarcoding procedures with an emphasis on practical problem-solving and hands-on work using analysis pipelines on real datasets. After completing the course, students should be in a position to (1) understand the potential and capabilities of metabarcoding, (2) run complete analyses of metabarcoding pipelines and obtain diversity inventories and ecologically interpretable data from raw next-generation sequence data and (3) design their own metabarcoding projects, using bespoke primer sets and custom reference databases. All course materials (including copies of presentations, practical exercises, data files, and example scripts prepared by the instructing team) will be provided electronically to participants.

Intended Audience

This workshop is mainly aimed at researchers and technical workers with a background in ecology, biodiversity or community biology who want to use molecular tools for biodiversity research and researchers in other areas of bioinformatics who want to learn ecological applications for biodiversity-assessment. In general, it is suitable for every researcher who wants to join the growing community of metabarcoders worldwide.

Venue –   Margam discovery centreGoogle mapDirections
Availability – 30 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 37 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English

Packages

We offer COURSE ONLY and ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES;
• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – 
Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, minibus to and from meeting point and accommodation. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 22nd July and departure Friday 27th July PM.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prinformatics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRinformatics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRinformatics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.

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Dr. Owen Wangensteen

 

Teaching Format
Course Programme

Details

Start:
23rd July 2018
End:
27th July 2018
Cost:
£260.00 - £450.00

Venue

Margam Discovery Centre
Magram Park
Port Talbot , SA13 2UA United Kingdom
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Tickets

24 available
EUKB01 ‘COURSE ONLY’£450.00‘COURSE ONLY’ £450.00
14 available
EUKB01 ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE'£260.00‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE' £260.00